Easy, Seasonal, Storable Recipes!
The temperature has dropped, but if you are determined not to put the heating on just yet - you may want to find other ways to stay cosy...
What better way to treat your insides than to prepare some comfort food?
Easy recipes...easy as 123!
Most of us are short on both time AND money, so we have put together a couple of recipes that won't break the bank. Yes, in a perfect world we would include every vegetable, organic meat and cover it in pixie dust! But the reality is that some meals need to be quick and easy, with just a few ingredients. These recipes are also great for kids who are trying out their cooking skills for the first time.
Easy Peasy Seasonal Stew
It's almost Thanksgiving in the US, so why not follow suit and cook some turkey too? Turkey has high-quality protein, B vitamins, selenium, zinc, and phosphorus. It is also said to have less calories than chicken - need we go on? You can cook it whole and then use our stew recipe to preserve the rest. There are also some great vegetables that are in season at this time of the year - cauliflower, mushrooms, cabbage and of course pumpkin. You can add this to your stew recipe, but to keep it simple ours contains just 3 ingredients for you to purchase! YES, 3.
1. Leftover turkey pieces (at least 2 cups)
2. Canned vegetable, 15 ounce
3. Chicken broth (or just a chicken stock cube in a pinch!)
Pour the ingredients into a large sauce pan and bring it all to a boil. Let the pot simmer on a reduced heat until the vegetables and turkey meat are hot and tender. That's it! Feel free to throw in any extra veg from the bottom of your fridge and you can add cheese on top if you are feeling decadent. Always leave your food to cool completely before storing. Do not put hot items in your cold or non-heated jars.
You can store this recipe (preferably without the cheese) in the fridge using your Ball Mason glass jars.
Easy Stewed Apple
Stewed apples are another delicious and comforting treat when it's cold. Apples are most definitely in season and when stewed can be used on ice cream, yoghurt or just eaten alone. Here is a quick recipe so you can store and enjoy it for days.
3 apples (peeled and chopped small)
2 tbsp caster or brown soft sugar (depending on the sweetness of the apples)
1 tbsp lemon juice
½ tsp ground cinnamon
Put the ingredients into a small saucepan with 1 tbsp of water. Cover, then cook over a medium heat for 5-10 mins, or until the apples are soft and tender
We told you it was simple!
Allow your food to cool completely then store what you don't eat in preserving jars and have it the next day with your breakfast or on pastries or ice cream.